Wikipedia:Requests for adminship/Aranel

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She has made over 4300 edits in the three months she's been with us. She's become a leader in editing Tolkien articles, and taken the initiative to create a template to welcome new Tolkien editors. She's also contributed in many other areas, and become active in the community as well, particularly on VfD. I find her highly deserving of adminship. Taco Deposit | Talk-o Deposit 15:10, Oct 28, 2004 (UTC)

I accept, with thanks for the nomination! I would very much like to be able to do more housekeeping work (especially with categorization—CFD needs some help at the moment) and would be unlikely to use administrator powers in non-housekeeping tasks except in rare special cases. [[User:Aranel|Aranel ("Sarah")]] 16:50, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)


  1. Taco Deposit | Talk-o Deposit 15:10, Oct 28, 2004 (UTC)
  2. [[User:Neutrality|Neutrality (hopefully!)]] 15:14, Oct 28, 2004 (UTC)
  3. olderwiser 15:48, Oct 28, 2004 (UTC)
  4. See comment below. CryptoDerk 15:56, Oct 28, 2004 (UTC)
  5. I get concerned when the summary trumpets VfD as something good without going into detail. However I see that Aranel is a balanced user in VfD, and has made many good contributions :o). ShaunMacPherson 15:59, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  6. —No-One Jones (m) 17:16, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  7. Good luck, Aranel! Vitaly 17:20, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  8. An excellent choice. Jwrosenzweig 18:42, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  9. Aranel recently displayed superhuman patience in a public dispute. Good qualities for an admin. Michael Z. 21:21, 2004 Oct 28 (UTC)
  10. Lst27 00:03, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  11. A good range of work in many parts of the project Shane King 00:36, Oct 29, 2004 (UTC)
  12. Count me in. Fire Star 01:28, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  13. Most def. Whosyourjudas (talk) 03:30, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  14. Oh yes. I've been noticing her everywhere in Wikipedia's "back corridors" lately. Hard worker. --Slowking Man 06:44, Oct 29, 2004 (UTC)
  15. Very responsible editor siroχo 08:55, Oct 29, 2004 (UTC)
  16. dab 09:23, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  17. Ambi 13:25, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  18. Susvolans 14:45, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  19. Impressive... most impressive. -- Grunt 🇪🇺 18:56, 2004 Oct 29 (UTC)
  20. Sietse 18:59, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  21. It would be pretty strange for me to oppose a woman who studies physics and is into Tolkien.... :) func(talk) 01:22, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  22. Andre (talk) 17:24, Oct 30, 2004 (UTC)
  23. Nadavspi | talk 20:01, 30 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  24. Yep. :-) squash 08:22, Oct 31, 2004 (UTC)
  25. Absolutely [[User:Dmn|Dmn / Դմն ]] 12:28, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  26. Already working hard as a Wikijanitor, and doing a good job. An excellent candidate. -- PFHLai 17:10, 2004 Oct 31 (UTC)
  27. Helped mucho in the Southern notice board. Support 100%. Mike H 21:22, Oct 31, 2004 (UTC)
  28. Why yes. Anárion 21:24, 31 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  29. Absolutely. Comes across both very friendly and productive. Sarge Baldy 04:00, Nov 1, 2004 (UTC)
  30. Strongly support. Very rational, level-headed person who considers what she says before she says it, and knows what she's talking about. Fantastic person to deal with. PMC 01:40, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  31. Michael Snow 03:59, 2 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  32. [[User:Rhymeless|Rhymeless | (Methyl Remiss)]] 09:55, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  33. Charles Matthews 10:33, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC)
  34. Dieter Simon 23:56, 3 Nov 2004 (UTC) Support at this late stage.
  35. Full support. I think Aranel will make a great sysop. -- Schnee 01:13, 4 Nov 2004 (UTC)



  1. She appears to have a responsible view of policy, and has her mind in the right place. The thing that worries me is that most of her edits (overwhelming majority) appear to be category edits. I would prefer to see some more article content contribution first (I don't care about percentage, just about raw bulk). If she'll come back in a few months with that under her hat, I'll vote yea. --Improv 17:13, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  2. I have an extremely favorable impression of Aranel. She has been reasonable, level-headed, and balanced. She has sought merges of isolated (and, in my opinion therefore lost) material, shown a good understanding of the issues of granularity, and been temperate. My neutrality is simply a matter of time on project. I don't measure contributions much, but I do think folks need time to run across the vicious, vitiating and vitalizing alike so that we have a sense of what the person does when the stresses mount. I will absolutely support her upon next nomination, barring something unforseen, but cannot vote for her at only the 3 month interval. Geogre 19:19, 29 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  3. After having gone through the request for adminship process (only about 3 days before I withdrew), I began to think of what I would want from an admin. Prior to that time, I had contributed little to community pages and had little interaction with other users. Now, it is a whole new world and is definitely more difficult. I have to agree with Geogre on this one. Since I would otherwise support the user, I will not oppose on these simple grounds, but I must abstain and be neutral. Skyler1534 22:50, Nov 1, 2004 (UTC)


I took an indepth look at her contributions and talk page. I was initially shocked by this but it turns out the guy is just a spammer, and since Aranel has acted appropriately in this matter, it makes her even more of an ideal candidate. Other than this I can find no bad conduct, instances of conflict, etc. Good work all around, I'd say. CryptoDerk 15:56, Oct 28, 2004 (UTC)
I'm not spammer :) Vitaly 17:20, 28 Oct 2004 (UTC)